Tephrosia caerulea Baker f.
subsp. caerulea

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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: caerulea: term used for various shades of blue, e.g. sky-blue or dark blue
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,S,W
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Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 180 - 181.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 227.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 172. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 51.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 72.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 213. as Tephrosia caerulea

Other sources of information about Tephrosia caerulea subsp. caerulea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Tephrosia caerulea subsp. caerulea
Flora of Caprivi: Tephrosia caerulea subsp. caerulea
Flora of Malawi: Tephrosia caerulea subsp. caerulea
Flora of Mozambique: Tephrosia caerulea subsp. caerulea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tephrosia caerulea subsp. caerulea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tephrosia caerulea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tephrosia caerulea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tephrosia caerulea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tephrosia caerulea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tephrosia caerulea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tephrosia caerulea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Tephrosia caerulea
iNaturalist: Tephrosia caerulea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tephrosia caerulea
JSTOR Plant Science: Tephrosia caerulea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tephrosia caerulea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tephrosia caerulea
Plants of the World Online: Tephrosia caerulea
Tropicos: Tephrosia caerulea
Wikipedia: Tephrosia caerulea

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Tephrosia caerulea subsp. caerulea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=129590, retrieved 19 October 2021

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